The Sirui N-1204 4-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a great tripod for travelers and other adventurous photographers who need to pack extremely light and reserve the option to, at a moment's notice, slim down their camera's support system to just a monopod. The N-1204 features a leg that unscrews and attaches to a second included mounting plate and, optionally, the tripod's removable center column, to form a monopod that ranges from 16.5" (collapsed) to 64" long (with the center column attached).
Reaching a maximum height of 61.4", the tripod itself is quite versatile in its own right – the N-1204 weighs just 2.2 lb but supports up to 26.5 lb thanks to its thick upper leg sections and forged aluminum chassis. It's suitable for use with just about any head and any 35mm camera, DSLR, point & shoot, or camcorder.
The compact N-1204 tripod's legs fold upward 180° to achieve a relatively compact folded length of 17.3" – even with many camera head models attached. The entire package stays very compact to fit comfortably in most carry-on bags and many backpacks.
The tripod's center column is reversible, and the N-1204 comes with a short center column so that you can set up extremely close to the ground for ultra-low-angle shooting. With the short center column installed, you can set the legs at their wide angle (80°) and shoot from only 6.3" from the ground.